Muttillo Tames the Bear
Pictured from left to right: Dhruv Patel, Fred Biondi, Anthony Muttillo, Patrick (Chu-Ming) Wu, Jacob Penny
Florida Junior Tour (Boys 16-18)
- Black Bear GC - March 11-12, 2017
- Boys' yardage and rating - 6,942 yds. 73.8/138
- Saturday - Strong winds throughout the day, but 80 degrees and beautiful otherwise
- Sunday - Overcast all day long with temperatures reaching the upper 70s
Four-time FJT Champion, Jacob Penny, led all competitors with a four-under, 68. The round was highlighted by a four hole stretch on his back nine on which he carded three birdies.
Penny took his two shot lead into the final round, but a triple bogie on the 6th hole open the door for those chasing him. Anthony Muttillo was the one that capitalized on this opportunity by making birdies on holes 1, 4, 5, and 7 to take the lead. Muttillo then made bogies 9, 10 and 11 to to tighten the race. He then made two more birdies on holes 15 and 16 and then made pars on the final two finishing holes to cap off a 3 stroke victory with rounds of 70-70--140 (-4). Jacob Penny, Dhruv Patel, Fred Biondi, and Patrick (Chu-Ming) Wu all finished tied for second place.
- Anthony Muttillo made 11 birdies over two rounds
- Hole 17 went from the being the second easiest hole on Saturday (4.01 avg) to the second hardest hole on Sunday (4.65 avg). No birdies were made on 17 on Sunday
- Six eagles were made over the weekend. Three in each round.
- 327 birides were made over the weekend
- 77.84 was the tournament average
- March 18 - 19 - Amelia National Golf Club, Amelia Island
- April 1 - 2 - Country Club of Winter Haven, Winter Haven
- April 29 - 30 - Old Corkscrew Golf Club, Estero